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D.C. Fontana (1939–2019)


American science fiction author and story editor who worked primarily for television. An aspiring novelist from the age of eleven, Fontana began as a writer of horror and adventure stories. After graduating with an associate arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey she got her first job as a junior secretary to Screen Gems ... See full bio »

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Star Trek Writer
(1966-1969)
(2006-2016)
(1969)

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  The Ship Who Sang (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot
 2009 Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween (Video documentary)
 2006 Star Trek Phase II (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- To Serve All My Days (2006) ... (written by)
 2006 Star Trek: Tactical Assault (Video Game) (as Dorothy Fontana)
 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game) (story by - as Dorothy Fontana)
 2002-2003 Make Way for Noddy (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Great Train Chase (2003) ... (writer)
- Noddy Has a Difficult Day (2002) ... (writer)
- Noddy, The Best Driver in the World (2002) ... (writer)
- Fire Chief Dinah (2002) ... (writer)
- Noddy Can Fix It (2002) ... (writer)
 2002 Star Trek: Bridge Commander (Video Game)
 1999 Beast Wars: Transformers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crossing the Rubicon (1999) ... (writer)
 1998 Silver Surfer (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Forever War (1998) ... (story)
 1997 Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Miracle (1997) ... (written by)
 1997 ReBoot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where No Sprite Has Gone Before (1997) ... (writer)
  Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (story - 1 episode, 1997) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1997)
- Rhesus Pieces (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1996 Hypernauts (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Reunion ... (written by)
 1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Badlands (1995) ... (writer)
  Babylon 5 (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- A Distant Star (1994) ... (writer)
- Legacies (1994) ... (written by)
- The War Prayer (1994) ... (written by)
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Dax (1993) ... (teleplay by)
 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Traitor (1992) ... (writer)
 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Meek Shall Inherit (1989) ... (written by)
  Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (story by - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Heart of Glory (1988) ... (story by)
- Too Short A Season (1988) ... (teleplay by)
- Lonely Among Us (1987) ... (teleplay by)
- The Naked Now (1987) ... (story by - as J. Michael Bingham) / (teleplay by - as J. Michael Bingham)
- Encounter at Farpoint (1987) ... (written by)
  He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1985) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985)
- Battlecat (1985) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Planet of the Amazon Women (1979) ... (written by - as Michael Richards)
 1978-1979 Dallas (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Dove Hunt (1979) ... (written by)
- Survival (1978) ... (written by)
 1978-1979 The Waltons (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Starlet (1979) ... (written by)
- The Beau (1978) ... (written by)
- The Revelation (1978) ... (written by)
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Throwaway Child (1979) ... (writer)
  Logan's Run (TV Series) (story editor - 14 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1977)
- Stargate (1978) ... (story editor)
- Turnabout (1978) ... (story editor)
- Night Visitors (1978) ... (story editor)
- Carousel (1978) ... (story editor) / (teleplay)
- Futurepast (1978) ... (story editor)
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Turnabout (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Brown Horse Connection (1976) ... (story)
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Cat's Paw (1975) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
- Solitaire (1975) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
- Ten Dollar Murder (1975) ... (written by)
- Shield of Honor (1973) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Battle Hymn (1975) ... (story)
 1974 Land of the Lost (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Elsewhen (1974) ... (written by)
  The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1974)
- Straight on 'til Morning (1974) ... (writer)
- Rescue of Athena One (1974) ... (written by)
  Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (story editor - 21 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (story editor)
- How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (story editor)
- Albatross (1974) ... (story editor)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... (story editor)
- Bem (1974) ... (story editor)
 1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Special Act of Love (1973) ... (writer)
  Circle of Fear (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (story - 1 episode, 1973)
- Earth, Air, Fire and Water (1973) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Alter-Ego (1972) ... (teleplay)
 1972 Assignment: Vienna (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Queen's Gambit (1972) ... (writer)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- A Matter of Faith (1970) ... (story)
- The Stalker (1969) ... (writer)
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Bolt of Kilmaren (1970) ... (written by)
 1968-1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Little Thieves (1969) ... (writer)
- North to Tucson (1968) ... (writer)
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two Percent of Nothing (1969) ... (writer)
  Lancer (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Gifts (1969) ... (story)
- The Prodigal (1968) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1968-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Danger Road (1969) ... (written by)
- The Prize (1968) ... (written by)
  Star Trek (TV Series) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (written by - 4 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (story by - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1969)
- The Way to Eden (1969) ... (story by - as Michael Richards)
- That Which Survives (1969) ... (story by - as Michael Richards)
- The Enterprise Incident (1968) ... (written by)
- The Ultimate Computer (1968) ... (teleplay by)
- By Any Other Name (1968) ... (teleplay by)
 1967 The Road West (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Never Chase a Rainbow (1967) ... (story - teleplay)
 1966-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Night of the Deadly Bubble (1967) ... (writer - as Michael Edwards)
- The Night of the Watery Death (1966) ... (writer - as Michael Edwards)
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Lippizan (1961) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
  The Tall Man (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (story - 2 episodes, 1960)
- The Cloudbusters (1961) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
- Tiger Eye (1960) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
- The Parson (1960) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
- A Bounty for Billy (1960) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Secret Gold (1960) ... (teleplay)
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Alternate Names:

J. Michael Bingham | Michael Edwards | Dorothy 'D.C.' Fontana | Dorothy C. Fontana | Dorothy Fontana | Michael Richards

Spouse:

Dennis Skotak  (her death)
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